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Bird’s Nest Treat

Who said food can’t be fun? No one who ever enjoyed a Bird’s Nest Noodle Treat, that’s for sure! This crunchy and sweet creation is so adorable that you might not want to eat it were it not so tasty. It’s perfect for kids, parties, or just as a way to liven up your daily snack.


  • 1 11 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
  • ¾ C. crunchy peanut butter
  • 5 to 6 C. chow mein noodles
  • Blue and pink Mike & Ike candies
  • Blue and pink malted milk ball eggs
  • Yellow writing icing
  • Black paste food coloring


  • Following instructions on the package, melt butterscotch chips and miix with  crunchy peanut butter. Mix in chow mein noodles, stirring thoroughly until noodles are coated.
  • Once chow mein noodles are coated, place portions of noodles approximately 3 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches high on wax paper. Allow several minutes to cool.
  • Take individual pieces of Mike & Ike candies. Cut candy pieces in half and stick halves on opposite sides of blue and pink malted milk ball eggs, dipping candy in water if necessary to aid sticking.
  • Gently dip the edge of a toothpick into black paste food coloring. Carefully paint two eyes onto milk balls.
  • Using yellow writing icing or gel, apply a small bit of substance to milk ball below the eyes, creating a yellow beak.
  • Place the completed milk ball birds on top of the cooled noodles. For added enjoyment, place jellybeans or other round candy on the nests to simulate eggs.